by Bianca Nives
When Fashion Season is around we always tend to hear about the big shots and the must have forthcoming clothing trends, but in this past NYFW FW ’14 we paid close attention to the details; especially those that complemented and made a statement of their own in the Mara Hoffman’s runway. No, we’re not talking about the clashing prints of this outstanding collection, we’re gazing upon FiLiLí’ by Luiny Rivera new jewelry collection: ‘Tuareg”.
This Puerto Rican designer, currently based in New York City, offers a completely unique brand, in which geometric and tribal designs come to life in complete hand crafted harmony. Luiny Rivera’s journey started in 2003, eleven years later her creativity and passion are intact, and have led her to expand her knowledge as an independent artist and share what she has to offer in different areas of this ever growing field.
by Francheska N. Quiñones
Beneath a glistening nocturnal sky there laid a curious event full of perfectly consummate attendees. A hip melodic flair exuded from Olive Hotel’s rustic rooftop bar as fizzling elixirs of intimacy were being poured in luxury glasses. The continuous fleeting of acknowledgement between guests and the cachet of Veronika Pagán’s designer career filled the dim lighted ceremonial event. Eyes were being met with Pagán’s venereal infused garments. Their risqué detailing embodies the designer’s and her close acquaintances subtle panache of less is more.
As the eventide graced sun stroked skin, a projected illusion of The VP Project embodied a valse of “A day in the life of Veronika Pagán”. Describing her inspirations for her achievements, an elite coup of commentators (such as Calma Carmona and Daniela Etchevers) ornamented the video boasting the designer with an endless adoration for the constructions (and her as an entity). Scattered yelps of applaud commenced during pivotal presentations throughout the video. Even Calma Carmona’s raspy influenced jazz vocals made an appearance when presenting a snippet of VP’s fashion show. It was a gathering amongst confidants, the knowing smiles gave an essence of home when witnessing the interaction guests had with the video and the night’s affair. A slight virtual intrigue generated the event’s main synthesis as the launch of her brand’s website reigned in curiosity.